Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN









Search Auto Parts

Mini Car Keys


  Email This Post



aryeedem
Novice

Jun 20, 2017, 3:06 AM

Post #1 of 7 (609 views)
Mini Car Keys Sign In

Hi, i am the owner of a mini - mini paceman to be precise.
Unfortunately a few weeks ago the key fob (round part) detached from the actual key without me noticing whilst i was crossing a road; once i realised i had lost one part of my key i traced my steps back and i was lucky enough to be able to find it in the middle of the street.
Few cars had run over it but for 2 weeks after this happened all 3 lock/unlock buttons were working just fine. One by one then slowly stopped working over the course of week number 3.
Before buying a new key from mini (for £160) i was wondering if there could be a diy way to fix it.
Can you help? or do you know of any other mini blogs where i could seek help?
many thanks in advance for your help.


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Jun 20, 2017, 4:40 AM

Post #2 of 7 (606 views)
Re: Mini Car Keys Sign In

The best fast way if you must have the functions of the fob is the dealer and pay the price.
Just curious - is function #3 opening the trunk/boot or a rear hatch? Can you open that with a lever or if car in general is unlocked by button inside?


T



Hammer Time
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Hammer Time profile image

Jun 20, 2017, 5:48 AM

Post #3 of 7 (602 views)
Re: Mini Car Keys Sign In

The keys used in a Mini are completely electronic and like nothing else. Get a new key before you get stranded somewhere.






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.



aryeedem
Novice

Jun 21, 2017, 3:25 AM

Post #4 of 7 (576 views)
Re: Mini Car Keys Sign In

hi, yes the 3rd button is for the boot. this can be opened only if the whole car is unlocked.


aryeedem
Novice

Jun 21, 2017, 3:27 AM

Post #5 of 7 (574 views)
Re: Mini Car Keys Sign In

yeah that was my plan...however before i cash out £160 i might as well try it to fix it myself (or at least that is my train of thoughts....)


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Jun 21, 2017, 3:53 AM

Post #6 of 7 (572 views)
Re: Mini Car Keys Sign In

I know you are freaking out at the cost of a new one but it's the best fix.
To me if alone with the thought of a key, key and control fob for anything is a problem waiting to happen if (and I do) stuff assorted keys in pockets would be damaged by other things in pockets. Other is plain dropping the dang things or worse stepping on it with 10 other keys if the type.
£160 (~$200USD) if that's the cost it's still cheaper than many others out there. Treat the next one better,


T



aryeedem
Novice

Jun 22, 2017, 12:58 AM

Post #7 of 7 (561 views)
Re: Mini Car Keys Sign In

thanks for the advices






  Email This Post
 
 


Feed Button




Search for (options) Privacy Sitemap

shopify
site analytics